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Join a Curling Club in Anchorage

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Looking for something fun to do in the off-season? Consider that the “on” season for curling starts in October and ends in April, making it the perfect Alaska winter social event. Why not join a curling club in Anchorage to make friends while learning a new activity? What is curling,...  Read More

Off the Clock: 9 Things to Do in Juneau After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
You’ll be busy at work during your summer job in Alaska, but you chose to work here for a reason – you want to experience this beautiful state and enjoy some outdoor activities, too. We came up with nine fun things to do in Juneau when you’re off the clock...  Read More

Alaska Music Festivals For Audio Lovers

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Outdoor Concert
If you’re a music lover, summer is your season. Music festival after music festival string together shows you might otherwise have to wait ages to see. Thankfully, being in Alaska doesn’t exclude you from the musical joys of summer. Music festivals all over the state draw acts from far and...  Read More

Off The Clock: 8 Things To Do In Anchorage After Your Shift

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Public Transit
At about 400,000 people, Anchorage isn’t the biggest city—but it draws an interesting variety of people. Which means the after-hours options are just as interesting. The great outdoors always offers endless opportunities for exploration and entertainment. But when your hiking boots need a break, there is still plenty to do...  Read More

Top 10 Facts About Juneau That Will Make You Sound Like A Local

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Aerial Alaska View
Alaska’s capital city, Juneau has a rich history and magnificent landscape—so it’s no wonder it attracts boatloads of visitors each year. Nestled in the Alaska panhandle, between the Gulf of Alaska and British Columbia, the Juneau area is almost as large as the states of Rhode Island and Delaware put...  Read More

5 of the Best Places to Work in Alaska for Outdoor Adventure

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Outdoor Alaska
Photo by Paxson Woelber If you love outdoor adventures, living and working in Alaska might be the best of both worlds—especially if it’s in one of these five places. Instead of working hard to save up for a vacation someplace near mountains, ocean, wildlife, and all sorts of outdoor sports...  Read More

The 6 Best Kayak Fishing Spots in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska
Alaska Kayak Fishing
Photo by Joseph Perching on a kayak in crystal-clear water is one of the most authentic ways to experience Alaska, and it’s also one of the most thrilling ways to catch a fish. Don’t just stand on the shore—paddle out stealthily and enjoy the peace and quiet while you reel...  Read More

Top 10 Facts about Anchorage You Need to Know As a Tour Guide

by ATJ Posted in A Day In The Life
photo by Paxson Woelber Anchorage, Alaska, isn’t like other U.S. cities. It’s farther north than Helsinki, and its winter days shorten to only five and a half hours. However, the city shifts to the opposite over the summer, with about 19 hours of daylight per day in July. Unlike most...  Read More

Golden Job Opportunities During Your Golden Years

by ATJ Posted in Why I Like to Work Here
Senior bird watching
Photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski You’ve put in the hard work, and the reward is finally here: retirement. But is it everything you dreamed it would be? If you find yourself craving travel and adventure there are a couple ways to pursue it. But only one offers the unique combination of...  Read More

Sports Leagues To Join In Anchorage During the Summer

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
Softball in Alaska
Photo by Justin Connaher One of the biggest perks of taking a seasonal job is making new friends. Getting involved in a local sports league is a great way to do that, because they’re open to people with all levels of experience, and from all walks of life. Whether you’re...  Read More